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# Injuries

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Northumberland
Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of murder in England after 15-year-old girl stabbed to death
Another boy suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.
Last year
2022
# Injuries
Henshaw and Carbery ruled out of Ireland's clash with Wallabies
Johnny Sexton, James Ryan, Andrew Porter, Josh van der Flier, and Hugo Keenan hope to return.
# Showdown
'This is a massive Test for us' - Boks arrive in Dublin ahead of Ireland clash
Sbu Nkosi and Marco van Staden have been left at home due to injuries.
# looking ahead
Pauw open to Aviva Stadium friendly as part of World Cup preparation
With Tallaght Stadium set to go under construction, the Irish team will have to play elsewhere.
# shine on
'It's a shame for football, but football is not important. Full respect and love'
Vera Pauw pays tribute to Clare Shine in the wake of her decision to step away from football, and speaks about several other players in her set-up.
# Injuries
Snyman remains sidelined for Munster as Earls suffers hamstring injury
Peter O’Mahony is dealing with an ankle issue ahead of the Zebre clash.
# Latest comeback
Seán Powter: "He came to me and said, ‘cut it back or we are going to have to let you go’"
Cork defender Seán Powter on their 2022 season and playing football in America this summer.
# planet of the apes
Japanese police to resist monkey attacks with tranquiliser guns
The city isn’t sure if the attacks are the work of multiple monkeys or a single aggressive individual.
# Collision
Driver hospitalised after Kerry crash involving coach and truck with crane on board
The coach driver was taken to Cork University Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
# Josh Dunne
Josh Dunne sustained two stab wounds to chest on the night he died, court hears
George Gonzaga Bento is charged with the teenager’s murder.
# Rehab
Beirne and Conway unlikely to be fit for Munster's European quarter-final against Toulouse
‘We’ll wait on next week and see if they’re available or not, but at the moment they’re not,’ said defence coach JP Ferreira.
# Physical Toll
Ireland will have to dig deeper into depth chart for Six Nations finale
Greg McWilliams’ side have a six-day turnaround after the toughest game of the championship.
# big blow
Beirne, Coombes, Kilcoyne, and Conway all ruled out of Munster's trip to Exeter
However, Mike Haley, Jean Kleyn and Simon Zebo are fit and available again.
# Update
Porter, Kelleher, Larmour step up training load ahead of Connacht clashes
James Ryan and Ryan Baird remain sidelined ahead of the Champions Cup ties.
# worries
Italy's injury list grows ahead of Six Nations visit to Dublin
Head coach Kieran Crowley hopes his side can end their 34-game losing streak.
# Midfield
Wales 'really healthy' as Halaholo ticks boxes for Ireland game
The Cardiff centre is set to be available for selection for the clash in Dublin.
# Injury Update
Van der Flier picks up groin injury as Furlong and Ryan make 'good progress'
The openside flanker was replaced at half-time of Leinster’s win over Bath.
# Injuries
Munster's Jean Kleyn set for knee scan as Jason Jenkins sidelined again
Chris Cloete has also been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Ulster.
All time
# What could have been
'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'
In April 1987, an IRA car bomb killed two people and ended the career of Ulster flanker Nigel Carr, who was driving to Ireland training with two team-mates.
# misfortune
Celtic's Europa League win comes at a cost
Kyogo Furuhashi and Albian Ajeti both suffered injuries during the match.
# cohesion
'At 7.45 this morning, Nick Timoney got the call to come down from Belfast'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell was delighted with how his side managed injury disruption.
# Next Job
Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection
Ireland will bring some momentum into next weekend’s clash in Dublin.
# Injuries
Solskjaer gives update on Maguire and Shaw as Man United captain set for spell on the sidelines
England full-back Shaw has a chance of featuring in Wednesday’s Champions League group game against Villarreal, however.
# Injuries
Katie Price taken to hospital following alleged attack
She sustained an injury to her face.
# concerns
Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks
The Springboks will name their team for the third Test tomorrow.
# shape of the game
World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.
# Injuries
Irish jockey suffers fractured back and broken ribs in bad fall
Micheal Nolan will have surgery after the incident at Southwell on Monday.
# Treatment Table
Cork have two main fitness doubts for Munster opener and Limerick defender injures hamstring
The teams met at the Gaelic Grounds tonight.
# Injuries
Sexton resuming contact training while season is over for Connors
Leinster Rugby have issued a squad update.
# Reaction
Jurgen Klopp claims City would not have won title faced with Liverpool injuries
Liverpool lost three senior centre-backs to long-term setbacks.
# body talk
'A lot of players taking painkillers' - Physio and ex-Dubs hurler reports injury increases in 2020
Joey Boland says he has seen a lot of players present with hamstring and ankle injuries.
# Optimism
Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed
The head coach believes he has named a strong squad even if several players are short of game time
# Injuries
Big blows for Ulster as Henderson and Burns ruled out of Toulouse clash
Wing Rob Lyttle is also sidelined after picking up a back injury.
# Youghal
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Cork crash which left five teens injured
The incident took place in Youghal last night.
# Comeback
'We're all delighted. He's had a rough road over the last two years'
Connacht man Sean O’Brien made his return last weekend after two years of injuries.
# blows
Ireland confirm Sexton and Henshaw have been ruled out of the England game
The out-half has a hamstring injury, while the centre picked up an abductor strain.
# robust
'He's very talented. It's making sure he can take steps to play week in, week out'
21-year-old Leinster out-half Harry Byrne impressed last weekend against Glasgow.
# Blow
France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt
The Racing 92 man scored a superb try against Wales last weekend.
# depth chart
Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury
Stephen Larkham says the province won’t look for a short-term signing with Jean Kleyn also sidelined.
# Toll
'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'
Despite the injuries, Munster took some positives from their 27-25 defeat to Leinster on Saturday night.